Ao Haru Ride

Blue Spring Ride

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Synonyms: Aoharaido
Japanese: アオハライド
English: Blue Spring Ride
German: Blue Spring Ride
Spanish: Blue Spring Ride
French: Blue Spring Ride
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.641 (scored by 493590493,590 users)
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Ranked: #13382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #175
Members: 920,310
Favorites: 10,449

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While most young girls make an effort to show off their feminine charms, Futaba Yoshioka deliberately behaves like she wants to repel anyone who might be attracted to her. Ostracized by her female classmates in middle school for being a little too popular with the boys, she desperately strives to avoid a similar situation in high school by being unnecessarily noisy and graceless.

Nevertheless, scattered among Futaba's unpleasant memories are the treasured moments with the boy she had a crush on, Kou Tanaka. Unfortunately, that spell abruptly ended on a sour note when he suddenly stopped attending school and never came back. When Futaba finds out that Kou has returned—with a different last name this time—she can already feel the butterflies in her stomach. However, Kou Mabuchi is not the warm boy that she remembers from her days in middle school; he is now taller, more charismatic and withdrawn—making him far less approachable.

Futaba believes that if she returns to her former self, Kou will begin to take notice of her again. But is she prepared to sacrifice her bubble of normalcy and risk losing her friends in the process?

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Ao Haru Ride is the anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka, which was serialized in the shoujo magazine Bessatsu Margaret between 2011 and 2015. It has sold over 5.84 million copies, and released in Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan and Poland. It was adapted into a live action film directed by Takahiro Miki and released on 13 December 2014. The anime is licensed for release in North America with English subtitles by Sentai Filmworks.

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Kayano, Ai

Uchimiya, Haruhiko

Akabane, Kenji

Tanaka, Father

Tanaka, Hideyuki


Makino, Yui



Opening Theme

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"Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru (世界は恋に落ちている)" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks

Ending Theme

"Blue (ブルー)" by Fujifabric


Feb 20, 2024
Ao Haru Ride offers a tender and heartfelt exploration of young love, wrapped in a unique art style and complemented by its captivating romance aspects. As a viewer enamored with romance anime, I found myself deeply engaged with the story and characters of the show.

From the first episode, the series draws you into the emotional journey of its protagonists, navigating the complexities of relationships and self-discovery during adolescence. The blend of heartfelt moments and poignant character development resonates with viewers, creating a compelling narrative that keeps you invested from start to finish.

One of the standout features of the anime is its distinctive art style. The ...
Dec 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
As it stands it seems this show has been abandoned after its first season and 9 years later in 2023 a live-action show started.

A decent romance show with no real surprises or impact.
It's not uncommon for a show to be rear loaded, but the weight of this particular show is almost entirely on the last two episodes. 12 episodes just isn't enough to really develop things.
It struggles to define itself and flip flops between the main romance and the main girl's experience of adolescence and social impressions. It doesn't marry the two things very well.

Let me go back a little to what the ...
Apr 17, 2023
I hate to see this anime being compared to other classic romance anime as well as recommended to the ones who watched animes like maid sama or kimi ni todoke.

To be brief, it’s terrible. The story is about a girl whose middle school crush disappeared and the reappeared with a completely different personality, from a sweet, shy boy to a “to cool to care” jerk. The guys a jerk. His genuinely horrible and treats her like crap. The worst? she seems to be a delusional masochist who actually likes being mistreated and played by him.

i got here after watching maid sama and finding this in ...

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